Top 10 New Years Eve Travel Locations

I have a bad case of wanderlust. Every chance I get, I am on a plane to explore something new. New Years Eve gives me the perfect excuse. Here is my list of the top 10 places you should be come midnight on January 31st:


1.) New York City Sort of an obvious choice. This has been a NYE tradition for years. Join one million people in the middle of Times Square as they celebrate the ringing in of the New Year with the drop of the infamous New Year’s Eve ball from the top of the flagpole of One Times Square.


2.) Sydney, Australia They definitely know how to party down under with firework shows over the harbor at 9pm and midnight. The perfect evening: A cocktail cruise around the harbor on a beautiful yacht.


3.) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil If you want to start the New Year with an all-out party, grab your swimsuit and white garb (traditionally thought to bring good luck)and head to the beautiful beaches of Brazil, and watch the fireworks from the pristine beaches of Copacabana


4.) . Las Vegas, Nevada The city of sin is a perfect way to bring in the New Year. An ode to non-stop parting all-year long, Vegas rolls out the red carpet on Jan. 31st to host the several celebs and jetsetters in town.


5.) Negril, Jamaica If you are going for an island New Years, check out the colorful, casual beaches of Jamaica.


6.) Paris, France The city of light gets additional help with fireworks near the Eiffel Tower and nightlight that ranges from formal balls to small parties.


7.) London, England Cruise down the Thames River or gather at The London and watch Big Ben bring in the New Year at the stroke of midnight.


8.) Miami, Florida The younger jet set crew heads here to the sexy beaches and exotic nightlife. Watch fireworks from your glam hotel, or any of the many South Beach parties.


9.) Edinburgh, Scotland Scotts keep the party going with a four day celebration! Known as the biggest street party in Europe, join celebrating Europeans for celebration events for all ages!


10.) Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok celebrates New Years’ three times annually; January for Chinese New Year, April for Thai New Year and December for Western New Year.



About the Author


Kimberly Fisher is a freelance writer based in Manhattan Beach, CA and Las Vegas, NV. She specializes in travel, lifestyle and trends. Born with restless feet, she enjoys traveling and is always on the lookout for a new experience. So far she has traveled to over 37 countries and almost every US state. Her work has appeared in various English print and online media. Please direct inquiries to: k@kimberlyfisher.com


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